Monthly Archives: November 2016

Former Crimson Tide Runner Gallops To Women’s 10K Championship


Her best days as a runner aren’t necessarily behind her. Katlyn Will has run competitively for 14 years from Tuscaloosa to Macon. Will is a former cross country and track athlete at Alabama and Mercer. She still has running in her heart now as a 25-yearold medical student. Will is studying to be a doctor, and on Saturday morning she ...

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Teenager Wins Men’s 5K Run, Bowie Strides In At 19:22


Once he got the lead, he kept the lead. Alex Bowie, the freshman from LaGrange High School, took on everybody. That included adults and teenagers. Bowie quickly became the runner to beat out on the race course on Saturday morning. The only problem was, nobody could beat this guy. The 15-year-old Bowie won the men’s Labor Pain 5K Run at ...

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Global To Local – Rotary Club Promotes Literacy At Susan’s Early Learning Center


67 million children across the world have zero access to education, and if that statistic isn’t enough, 775 million youth and adults older than 15 are illiterate. The Rotary Club wants to reduce these numbers through their literacy mission: Our members support educational projects that provide technology, teacher training, vocational training teams, student meal programs, and low-cost textbooks to communities. ...

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Executive Director Mike Angstadt Given Statewide Recognition For Lifetime Achievement


From Brunswick to Thomasville, to Thomasville to Lafayette, and all throughout the State of Georgia, the child and family services organization known as Together Georgia continues to encompass over 80 child serving agencies that range from residential groups to nonprofit mental and foster facilities. Every year, they host a conference, and this year’s conference “Putting Purpose into Practice” honored the ...

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Local Student Selected For The Macy’s Great American Marching Band


The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and Music Festivals combine to create select marching ensemble. READING, PA / NEW YORK, NY – Jennifer Aplin, a student at Troup High School, LaGrange, GA, has been selected to participate in the 2016 Macy’s Great American Marching Band as one of the select number of students from Georgia. The Band is celebrating the 90th ...

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School Board Student And Staff Recognitions


During last Thursday’s school board meeting, Board Members held their monthly recognitions for students and staff members. Last week, fifth grade students from across Troup County School System participated in the KIA sponsored AWIM Jet Toy Competition held in Atlanta, Georgia. The board commended their teachers and sponsors as all their students received medals for sportsmanship and represented Troup County ...

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Law Enforcement Conducts Statewide Sex Offender Sweep


Over the last week of October, Law Enforcement officials across Georgia conducted a coordinated sweep checking in on known sex offenders across the state. A total of 92 convicted sex offenders were arrested across the state from October 24 through October 31 for various violations of state registration laws and other offenses, including three subjects in Troup County. This marks ...

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Sister To Sister Lighthouse Hosts 7th Annual Thanksgiving Lunch


With Thanksgiving finally here, families are coming home, food is flying off the shelves, and the turkeys are being prepared for large feasts. For some however, this time of the year is desperate. Not everyone is as fortunate to have meals on their plates or families to gather around this year. However, one local organization is working hard to make ...

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Board Approves Memorandum Of Understanding With Duracell

The School Board here in Troup County is entering the holiday season and is doing so with a lot of great things in the works. They have been hard at work recently with E-SPLOST and other projects to make our schools the premier educational facilities in the state. This past Thursday, November 17, the board held another of their regularly ...

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Troup Top Shot Enters Second Year


There is a lot to be said for being the Top Shot in all of Troup County. There are men and women everyday that travel to their jobs with a firearm strapped to their sides or citizens who practice their second amendment rights. As such, it’s only fair to hold a competition every year, all in good fun of course, ...

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